Tag Archives: LGBTI

7 Things You Need To Know About Transgender Rights (And Changing Your Legal Gender)

1. Who is a transgender person? A transgender person’s sense of gender differs from the sex they were given at birth. They experience and express their gender identity in a variety of ways. Some transgender people see themselves as fully … Continue reading

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“I should be seen as the person I am on the inside”: John Jeanette’s story

By Veronica Scognamiglio, Campaign Coordinator of Amnesty’s Fight Discrimination in Europe campaign. John Jeanette is a transgender woman in Norway who wants to change her legal gender from ‘male’ to ‘female’. But the government says she can’t – unless she … Continue reading

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Young and living with HIV in the Philippines

Today, on World AIDS Day, Marvin Ted Membreve from Amnesty Philippines shares his journey to accepting a life with HIV I was first diagnosed with HIV last August 2013 and have been undergoing treatment for almost nine months.  I had sex … Continue reading

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Looking for a Leader in the Caribbean

By Robin Guittard, Caribbean campaigner at Amnesty International. Every year, Trinidad and Tobago becomes a paradise holiday retreat for thousands of people around the world. But in the twin island state, many women and men are living in hell as … Continue reading

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Lives on hold

Natalia Prilutskaya, Amnesty’s Campaigner on Russia, meets Sasha Kunko whose boyfriend has been imprisoned in Russia for the last two years. He was arrested following the May 2012 Bolotnaya protest in Moscow, when tens of thousands of people demonstrated against … Continue reading

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